1. Bahraini Shia say crackdown report inadequate
    Thousands in Bahrain’s Shia village of Muqasha have marched in protest following the release of a report slamming the government for its use of torture to crush protests. The protesters are saying the report fell short of the mark.
  2. 2 killed in Karachi violence
    Karachi, Nov 27 (PTI) At least two people were killed and eight others injured when clashes erupted between two groups during a procession on the first day of Muharram in this Pakistani city.
  3. Millions Shias to mark Imam Hussain martyrdom
    Shia Muslims around the world are preparing to start processions marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and 72 of his companions.
  4. Imam Hussain (a.s) Dome’s Red Flag Changed to Black; Mourning Season Starts + Photo
    Red flag (alam), on the holy golden dome of the shrine of Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (AS) in the holy city of Karbala was replaced with a black one declaring the beginning of month of grief and sorrow – Moharram – in a special spiritual environment.
  5. Last chance for Bahrain
    The report this week by the international commission on Bahrain represents the royal family’s, and that nation’s, last chance. If the conclusions of the report do not lead to compromise and reform, the future holds instability, violence, and in the end the demise of al-Khalifa rule.
  6. “A History of Islamic Sects and Denominations” published
    Iranian Muslims are provided with a new resource on the history of Islamic denominations as the latest book on topic is translated into Persian.
  7. Holy city of Qom is ready to educate Russian Muslim students
    Grand Shia cleric Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani announced that holy city of Qom is ready to educate Russian Muslims.
  8. Top Kuwaiti Shia leader Invites Sunni Communities to Ashura Commemoration
    A prominent Kuwaiti Shia cleric demanded both Sunni and Shia communities to participate in mourning ceremonies for Muharram and demanded Ashura to be announced as a national holiday in this country.
  9. Toronto Central Ashura Day Procession will happen on December 6th
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – In Toronto (the most populated city of Canada) the ninth Ashura day procession organized by Ashura Day Organization of Canada will start on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 from the Milliken park in Scarborough at 10:30 in the morning.
  10. Astan-e Quds library purchased 8000 Arabic books
    The PR manager of Astan-e Quds-e Razavi docs center, museums and libraries Mehdi Qeisari-nik said:” Since the beginning of the Iranian year, mid March, Astan-e Quds-e Razavi library has purchased 8000 Arabic books and currently 300 of its reference and noted books are being displayed.”